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Current Obituaries

Robert Hernandez

Robert Hernandez

Robert Hernandez (“Bobby”) born and raised in the Bronx, NY and resident of New Rochelle passed into eternal life Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Bobby proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and worked as a longtime machinist.

Bobby was the loving husband of Rosanne. Devoted and loving father to his twin sons
Robert (Ashley), Rene (Amy), and proud grandfather to Mitchell, Simone and Eric.

He was a dear brother-in-law to Lorraine (Mark), and loving uncle and godfather to
Mark Joseph and John Thomas. He is also survived by many caring family and friends.
He was Predeceased by his parents and brothers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Visitation will be on Friday July 1’st from 4-8pm with a Chapel service at 7pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel inc. 16 Shea Place New Rochelle, NY 10805. Entombment to follow Saturday July 2nd 11 am at Ferncliff Cemetery 280 Secor road Hartsdale NY

Andrew Vicchio

Visiting Tuesday 06/28 8:30-10am
Mass Tuesday 06/28 10:30am Blessed Sacrament Church
Interment Greenwood Union Cemetery

Anna M. Tobin

Anna Marie (Colangelo) Tobin, lifelong resident of New Rochelle, NY passed away peacefully on June 26, 2022. She was born October 21, 1930 to the late Berardino and Margaret (LoRusso) Colangelo. She was one of six children. She married Raymond Tobin in 1962 and they had one son Roy, the joy of her life. She worked for many years at First Westchester and Barclays bank. Sunday gatherings with family were very special times. She was always dressed to the nines, full of fun and the life of every party. She was predeceased by her husband in 1988 and her son in 2016. As well as her sister Rose Sabia and brother-in-law James Sabia, sister Marie Freda, brother Anthony Colangelo and sister-in-law Dora Colangelo, sister Carmela Sabia and brother-in-law Frank Sabia and sister-in-law Louise Colangelo. She is survived by her brother James Colangelo and her brother-in-law Harry Freda. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in memory of Anna Tobin to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105 or

Memorial Visiting Thursday 06/30 8:30-9:30am
Mass Thursday 06/30 10:00am Holy Name Church
Interment Holy Sepulcher Cemetery

Matthew John Otero

Visitation Wednesday 06/29 4-8pm
Mass Thursday 06/29 10:30am Blessed Sacrament Church
Interment Greenwood Union Cemetery

Louis S. Vaccaro

Louis S. Vaccaro

Louis S. Vaccaro, a lifelong resident of new Rochelle passed on Friday, June 24 at the age of 74. He was born on June 25, 1947 in Bronx, NY to the late Fenesia (Tarantelli) and John Vaccaro. Lou grew up on the south side of New Rochelle where he made great childhood friends who remain close ans stay in touch. He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie (Gautieri), their son, Louis and daughters, Jennifer (Brett) and Lauren (Tom), grandchildren Lily, Louis, Elise, Clara, Sophie, Avery and Tommy, brother John Vaccaro, sister Paula Kessler and sister in law Carole Gautieri. He was also predeceased by a sister Elaine Webb.
Lou worked for AT&T in White Plains NY for 47 years as a manager. He loved his job and the many friends he made there.
He proudly served in the US Army from 1966–68 in Vietnam. While there, he served as head crew chief on helicopters as well as a helicopter gunner. Until the time of his death, he was an active member of American Legion Post 8.
Lou was always generous with his time. It brought him great joy to help others, often volunteering his free time on the weekend to assist friends, family, or organizations. He was a multifaceted individual with many talents – anyone that knew him knew that he could fix just about anything that was broken and he enjoyed doing so.
His journey with cancer was not always easy, but he approached it with an open heart and mind. He embraced the cancer support community, trying new things like yoga and knitting. Also, he became a member of White Plains Hospital’s “Answer to Cancer” committee. He was so proud of his accomplishments and more and we are too.
Lou was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He cherished each of his grandchildren with all his heart. His legacy will live on in our hearts forever.
Visiting Hours Sunday 6/26 from 3:00-7:00pm and Monday 6/27 from 4:00-8:00pm
Mass at Holy Name Church at 10:00am Tuesday
Interment is private

John J. Pasacreta

John Pasacreta, A lifelong resident of New Rochelle died on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife Elvira of 51 years, sons John Jr. (wife Dawn), Paul (wife Karen) three loving grandchildren Jake, Gianna and Luke, and his brother David. He was predeceased by his younger brother Patrick who died in January 2022. John was born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania to the late Patsy and Helen (Bednarczyk) Pasacreta. John was an Army Veteran, stationed in Germany during the Vietnam war. He worked as a telephone lineman for Verizon for 35 years where he met the love of his life! His family was most important to him and he took pride in going to his grand children’s games whether it be soccer or lacrosse at home and away whenever possible. He always looked forward to the over 40 year old tradition to summer vacations in Cape Cod with his family and most of his extended family. He also enjoyed playing golf, bowling in a league with his coworkers, watching all sorts of sports on TV or his iPhone, particularly his infamous Rangers, Yankees and Knicks. He was Loved by many and will be deeply missed by all.

Visiting Saturday 06/25 from 4-8pm
Mass Monday 06/27 at 10am Holy Name Church
Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Elvira Mezzaucella

Elvira Mezzaucella

Elvira “Vera” Mezzaucella, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on June 20, 2022. She was 77.
Vera was born on April 20, 1945 in San Fili, Italy to the late Michael and Maria (Carpanzano) Gentile.
Vera worked for many years at the College of New Rochelle.
She was predeceased by her husband Mario.
She is survived by her sons Frank (Linda) Mezzaucella and David Mezzaucella; her 4 grandsons: Michael, Nicolas, Anthony and David; her brothers Frank Gentile and Mario Gentile, her sister Anna Giordano, and all of her beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Antonio Gentile, Cornelia Passarelli, Josephine Olivia, and Rosaria Napolitano.
Visiting will be Wednesday 4-8pm. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Ara Proudian

Ara Proudian, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 19, 2022, in New Rochelle, New York at the age of 52. Ara was a lifetime resident and well-known figure in the New Rochelle community. He was born on July 02, 1969, in New Rochelle, NY. Ara grew up in a close-knit, loving family where there was always laughter, sports, and fun radiating from his home. After graduating from New Rochelle High School in 1987, Ara attended The George Washington University where he proudly received a Bachelor of Science in Economics in the spring of 1991. Ara went on to pursue a career in finance, where his critical thinking skills shined. His most recent position was Chief Financial Officer of Apollo Jets headquartered in New York City.

Ara took great pride in his Armenian identity. He was an active participant at St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Apostolic Church in White Plains, NY and devoted his free time to learning Armenian culture. When Ara wasn’t studying Armenian, he could be found at Pelham Country Club showing off his killer backhand on the paddle courts and his scratch golf skills on the greens.

Although he did not have any children, Ara was eager to share his knowledge and love with his six nieces and nephews. Whether it be a lesson on how to play lacrosse from a moving vehicle or making something magically disappear, ‘Uncle’ always knew how to make his nieces and nephews smile. The many kind words, texts, emails and messages sent to Ara and his family are testimony to the strong friendships he cherished.

Ara was preceded in death by his father Ara Proudian, and survived by his mother Bonnie Mack Proudian; his sister Lynn Proudian (Gerard) Garofolo; his brother Thomas (Lara) Proudian; his“Չարաճճի” (naughty) nieces and nephews Juliette, Brianna, Gerard, Hudson, Ryder, and Sage; and devoted dog, Belle.

Ara’s witty sense of humor and silly tricks will be greatly missed. A mass honoring Ara will be held on Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 AM at St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Apostolic Church in White Plains, NY. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church.

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